Sunday, October 13, 2013

Asia Music Festival 2013 Day 2

Day 2 of Asia Music Festival start out strong with the opening act from The Mountain Wind Band, a local band from Bario. I should say that the local acts that performed on Day 2 were awesome!

Well, here are the photos from day 2.

Now this is a surprising view. The younger generations are loving the performance.

The "Poco-Poco"

Up next is another local Sarawak born singer, Melissa Francis.

View of the sunset right after Melissa's performance.

The Starlets Band return on Day 2 of Asia Music Festival and this time, they did something different from their Day 1 performances.

They even did a "Dangdut" act

Right after The Starlets Band, Mr. Fakhrul Razi take the stage and he was not alone. On this performance, he was backed up by a local band called Camouflage.

After the Brunei's singer done with his performance, Boy Thai Band takes the stage.


 From the crowd's point of view

Now, here's where the party really start to heat up. Up next, is Antony Dassan Yen Party all the way from India.

The crowd really enjoy that act from Antony Dassan. Next is a all girl band called Foxy Girls from Indonesia. Another act that the crowd loved.

Now, here are some of the "participant" that join them on stage and dance like nobody's business.

I call them "The Trio".

And are some feedback on the event.

1. Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) should held this event once again next year but this time, try focus more on the publicity.

2. The use of coupon to buy food. In term of "Go Green", the coupon is not helping. Whats wrong with buying food and drinks using direct cash? 

3. The venue this year was fine but there are hazards. As I was taking photos in front of the stage, I can really feel that the platform is shaking or wobbling. Now, luckily on that day, no unwanted event happened. But if there is another event such as this, the stage and the dance floor should be on solid ground, just to ensure the safety of the crowd and/or visitors.

4. Selection on the performance. Now, I was shock to find out that most of the local act performed early. I do not know why or how does they choose on the performer's turn but if you really talking about supporting your local musician, try to put them "in-line" with the other international act not as the "opening act". 

5. Another issue was brought up during the event was the photographer pit pass. As we found out that the barricade was a wooden barricade with pots of greens in between. Which was easy for the crowd to move and enter the pit (easy access). And surprisingly there was no RELA or policemen guarding in front of the stage. Try and improve on that.

So basically, that's it. Thanks again to STB for organizing such event here in Miri and we hope there are more similar event in the coming future. Cheers!

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